Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in the US has opened a new concourse and a modernised terminal processor as part of the second phase of John S. McCain III Terminal 3 Modernisation Programme.
The new South Concourse and terminal processor includes 15 airline gates and new shops, restaurants and customer amenities.
Every seat in the facility has been equipped with power outlets to help passengers charge their device. It also features a new Delta Sky Club, a children’s play area PHX Play-Viation Park and other amenities such as a nursing room, an animal relief area, and public art installations.
The entire Terminal 3 Modernisation Programme is expected to cost more than $590m and is being funded through airport revenues such as parking, concessions, and tenant fees.
It is being completed in phases to avoid inconvenience to customers and has one additional phase remaining, including the renovation of the North Concourse by 2020.
Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams said: “The ongoing modernisation of Terminal 3 is important to Phoenix’s largest economic driver, Sky Harbor.
“I am excited Terminal 3 will showcase some of our best local dining and retail options, along with public art installations and new amenities that will improve the travel experience for the millions of passengers who come through Sky Harbor every year.”
The Terminal 3 Modernisation Programme started in 2015.